Ordum is a public good grants aggregator for the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystems. This proposal addresses the funding of R&D.
There is no existing software besides Gitcoin to publish, apply for and manage grants. Gitcoin focuses on a quadratic funding model, while there is a need for an overall indexer and management software for grants in web3.
After reading the Builders Program post(https://forum.polkadot.network/t/builders-programs/226) on the Polkadot Forum and speaking with other members of the community (including councillors, Web3 Foundation, and members of Shokunin Network), it was evident that a grants aggregator is imperative for bringing projects into the ecosystem as well as scaling it.
In order to construct a rich and independent environment of public goods and DAOs, it is fundamental for teams to easily find and acquaint themselves with treasuries and foundations.
Treasuries / foundations(eg. Polkadot Treasury) are burning funds as there are not enough projects to support.
Grants information and guidelines within the ecosystems are scattered and therefore difficult to find (there are only 2 places where we have a somewhat overview of these; Polkadot/Kusama documentation and Web3 Foundation Github).
It is difficult to publicly track (grant) funding for different stages of project development. This has previously resulted in conflicts within the community.
There isn’t a unified public record to privately / publicly manage and display a grant recipient’s quality and outcome of delivery (scattered documentation).
With GOV2 incoming, further research is required on tracking proposals and deliverables in order to determine the appropriate UX.
Success for Ordum is the deliverance of all milestones and a V1 POC of a public goods grant aggregator.
A dapp which contains all grants from the ecosystems.
Index data from treasuries in the ecosystem by building custom APIs(Subsquids) for tracking proposals
Integrate Github in the front end for tracking and submitting non-treasury grants
Building and maintaining light clients for quick data retrivals, security and low loading times
Enable log in with multiple DID services, Github and Wallets
Minting of non-transferable NFTs as “certificates” for completed milestones. Each token would contain information on what was executed and how it was evaluated.
Ordum will be built on Phala to leverege the chains privacy capabilities and Phat smart contracts
Create a connection between DID (foundation)–> Phala Smart Contract–> Non-transferable NFT–>DID (recipient)
Design a custom type of RMRK non-transferable NFT, stored on Crust, containing reports from the foundations on milestone delivery
Delivery of milestones, grant applications and funding are displayed on a team’s profile for transparency.
Front end displaying funding amounts and certificates within a roadmap
Issuing surveys and analyzing / feedback data for the purpose of aggregating and managing treasury grants in the most optimal way.
Design the optimal UX through collaboration with other teams in the ecosystem(interviews, surveys)
Requested funding 78,804 USD
Kusama rate EMA7 as per 24th of November 2022: 25.24 (and reimburstment of submission and decision deposit)
The full proposal can be viewed here
We look forward to hearing your feedback.
Ordum is a software that helps people get money to build things for the internet. They want to make it easier for people to find and apply for grants.
There are not enough projects to support, and grant information is hard to find.
Ordum will create a dapp that contains all grants from the ecosystems, and mint non-transferable NFTs as certificates for completed milestones.
Delivery of milestones, grant applications, and funding will be displayed on a team's profile for transparency.
Ordum will also issue surveys and analyze feedback data to manage treasury grants in the best way.
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